ERIC Number: ED256690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Mastering the Job Market: Using Graduate Training in Sociology for Careers in Applied Settings.
Huber, Bettina J.
The purpose of this booklet is to help graduate sociology majors outline a career-planning strategy, highlighting sociological skills that might be valued assets in the eyes of employers. The first two sections help students assess interests and skills, and research careers via publications and informational interviewing. Next, three major aspects of the job application process are covered: preparation of a resume, preparation of a cover letter, and the employment interview. Examples of resumes (functional and chronological) and cover letters are provided. A list of frequently asked interview questions and a table showing reasons for rejection precede the final section, "Avoiding Rejection Shock." The booklet concludes with a list of references and suggestions for further reading, an example of a curriculum vitae, and additional examples of resumes. (LH).
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Resumes (Personal), Sociology
American Sociological Association, 1722 N. St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see SO 016 433. Document contains small print throughout.